Literacy in Lockdown: Supporting Students Remotely

There are many challenges to remote learning, and despite the fact that we are in our third National Lockdown in the UK, and that teachers, students and parents are far more au fait with the process now, families and educators are still keen to know what resources and websites are most helpful to support their … Continue reading Literacy in Lockdown: Supporting Students Remotely

Teaching Transactional Writing Using the Syrian Refugee Crisis

When the new 9-1 GCSEs arrived, teachers of English all over the country were outraged for a number a reasons. There was the fact that now long standing book stocks needed to be replaced during major funding cuts to schools, but a much bigger issue was the removal of texts from anywhere other than this … Continue reading Teaching Transactional Writing Using the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Tri-Wizard Tournament: World Book Day Festival 2016

Anyone who has read the iconic 'Harry Potter' series by J. K. Rowling has wanted to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The robes, the quidditch matches, moving staircases, and wizard duelling; but sadly no such place exists. Until now. Unsatisfied with the lack of viable wizarding school places available in the South … Continue reading The Tri-Wizard Tournament: World Book Day Festival 2016

“A Teacher’s Work is Never Done”: The Work-Life Balance Dilemma

When I started my teaching career, to say I was overwhelmed by the workload would be a major understatement. I'd survived a practicum placement that at times made me feel sure I was having a nervous breakdown, so it was with a heavy heart and a slightly broken will power that I sought the advice … Continue reading “A Teacher’s Work is Never Done”: The Work-Life Balance Dilemma